Meet with OCS

Students and Alums in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the postdoctoral scholars can connect with OCS in the following ways. Please note OCS offers career advice on non-academic careers. Graduate students with questions about the academic job search should connect with their advisor(s) along with their department’s academic placement officer, which may be the department DGS. Postdocs pursuing academic careers should contact their department or the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Students: Connect with OCS

Option 1: Use Online Resources to Create a Resume or Cover Letter 

Option 2: Make a 15-minute virtual “Quick Questions” Appointment (only offered when classes are in session)

  • Quick Question appointments resuming March 27th
  • If you need help with a few quick questions regarding resumes, cover letters, interview or networking event prep, these appointments are for you!
  • Request a “quick questions” appointment through Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity, when classes are in session.
  • Choose ‘Advising’ on the upper right of your homepage to make a “quick questions” appointment.

Option 3: Drop In to OCS for a 15-minute session (first come, first serve, when classes are in session)

  • Drop-ins resuming April 3rd.
  • Held every Monday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, when classes are in session.
  • Come in to the Office of Career Strategy at 55 Whitney Ave., 3rd floor.

Option 4: Schedule an Advising Appointment (available in-person or virtual)

  • Request a career advising appointment through Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.
  • Please do not schedule multiple appointments within a two-week period.
  • Choose ‘Advising’ on the upper right of your homepage to make an appointment.
  • If you request a virtual appointment, once approved your advisor will email you a Zoom invitation/link for the date and time of your requested appointment.  Please refer to that email to access your Zoom meeting on the day and time of your appointment.

Cancellation Policy: Please cancel by 5:00pm the prior business day. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule.

Alums: Connect with OCS

  • Alums are invited to request a 30 minute appointment online using the Yale Career Link.
  • Your username is your email address and click “forgot password” to reset your password.
  • If you have never logged in please click on “sign up.”
  • Once logged in, select the ‘Advising’ from the upper right of the page.
  • For phone appointments, provide a number in the request and the advisor will call you at the appointment time.

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